Birth: Stephen Hopkins was born about 1576 in England, possibly in Hampshire.
Death: He died in Plymouth between June 6 and July 17, 1644.
Ship: Mayflower, 1620
Life in England: Stephen Hopkins lived in Hursley, Hampshire by May 1604, when his daughter Elizabeth was baptized. He apparently left there, leaving his family behind, in 1608. He might have been the Stephen Hopkins who went to Bermuda aboard the Sea Venture in 1609, and was away for some years. His wife, Mary, died in Hursley in 1613, and her inventory referred to a shop. By February 1617/8, Stephen was living in London.
Life in New England: Stephen Hopkins was active in the first year of Plymouth Colony, serving as emissary to Massasoit several times. He was a freeman of the colony and served as assistant to the Governor from 1633–1636. He was also presented in court and fined for allowing drinking and playing “shovellboard” at his house.
Family: Stephen Hopkins married (1) Mary _____ about 1603 in England and had three children. She was buried on May 9, 1613. He married (2) Elizabeth Fisher on February 19, 1617/8, at St. Mary Matfellon, Whitechapel, London and had six children. Elizabeth died in Plymouth in the early 1640s.
Children of Stephen and Mary Hopkins, born in Hursley: